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  • Electric Car Dreams

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    S 2009 : Ep 10.29.09 - 10/29/09

    NOW investigates how the Danish government and Better Place are working together to put electric cars into the hands of as many Danish families as possible. The idea is still having trouble getting out of the garage here in America, but Denmark could be an inspiration.moreless
  • Surrogacy: Wombs for Rent?

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    S 2009 : Ep 09.18.09 - 9/18/09

    Commercial surrogacy is banned in almost every developed country in the world except the United States, making it a land of opportunity for parents around the world. NOW investigates how shady surrogacy services and a lack of regulation in the U.S. may be defrauding hopeful couples and victimizing mothers trying to help them.moreless
  • Africa: House Calls and Health Care

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    S 2009 : Ep 09.10.09 - 9/10/09

    NOW travels to the village of Rwinkwavu to meet the Rwandan doctors, nurses and villagers who are teaming up with Boston-based Partners in Health and the Rwandan government to deliver medicine and medical counseling door-to-door. Would such an innovation work in America?moreless
  • After Guantanamo

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    S 2009 : Ep 09.03.09 - 9/3/09

    NOW on PBS investigates the controversial tactic of "preventative detention," a government plan that may detain suspects indefinitely without trial or even formal charges. Implementing such a plan may have far-reaching consequences on not just our fight against terrorism, but the integrity of the U.S. Constitution and the cause of human rights.moreless
  • Inside Israel's Army

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    S 2009 : Ep 07.16.09 - 7/16/09

    NOW travels to Israel to see how a lifetime of war shapes the psyche of a nation where almost every able-bodied man and woman must serve in the military. NOW goes inside Israel's defense forces -- where few have gone before -- to speak with reservists about the impact of constant war on both their lives and their world view.moreless
  • Home Grown

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    S 6 : Ep 2 - 1/12/07

    The diesel engine is a century old invention originally built to use biodiesel fuel derived from corn. "BioWillie" is a new company started by country music singer Willie Nelson. It is a blend of vegetable oil and petroleum diesel. This fuel helps U.S. family farmers by creating an alternate market for growing new types of crops. NOW interviewer Brancaccio illustrates the growing demand for the fuel by average Americans, environmentalists, and even several giant energy corporations. Biodiesel fuel produces less greenhouse gases responsible for global warming and acid rain, and the fuel is useable in any diesel engine, says Willie Nelson.moreless
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